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Re: Issue 217: Syntax for multiple styles

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <jean-jacques.moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 09:27:05 +0200
Message-ID: <40C80D49.7040003@crf.canon.fr>
To: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org

Talking about style, I guess you really meant  foo:rpc="true"? ;-)

Yes, let's separate the semantics (and have XML do the parsing for us).

+1. (I guess it's all backwards.)


Mark Nottingham wrote:

> in his proposal for this issue [1], Jonathan suggests that it has  
> already been addressed by issue 98 [2].
> The resolution to 98 does address the bulk of the concern I had here.
> However, from a stylistic standpoint (no pun intended), I would 
> prefer  that such things be flagged with separate attributes, e.g., 
> instead of
>   <operation style="http://some/uri/that/says/this/is/RPC  
> http://some/other/uri/that/says/this/is/PUT">
> something like
>   <operation foo:rpc="1" bar:webMethod="PUT">
> seems preferable. However, this isn't critically important, and if 
> the  WG prefers a URI, so be it.
> I would note that the resolution to issue 98 hasn't yet been  
> incorporated into the draft (apologies if this is known to the 
> editors;  just want to make sure it doesn't get lost).
> 1.  http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/%7Echeckout%7E/2002/ws/desc/issues/wsd- 
> issues.html#x217
> 2.  http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/%7Echeckout%7E/2002/ws/desc/issues/wsd- 
> issues.html#x98
> P.S. Stepping back for a moment, I notice something curious in 
> relation  to issue 221, regarding QNames vs. URIs. WSDL has chosen to 
> use QNames  as the primary means of identifying components (for which 
> many use  cases include references from outside the document), while 
> choosing  URIs to identify operation styles, a mechanism with a purely 
> local  semantic.
> It seems to me that this is backwards; URIs are more useful for 
> things  that might be referenced on the greater Web, whilst QNames are 
> safer  and more useful in a specialised, controlled contexts.
> But that's a discussion for another thread, perhaps.
> -- 
> Mark Nottingham   Principal Technologist
> Office of the CTO   BEA Systems
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